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Acer Hopes To See More Success In Smartphone Market

November 29, 2010

A Swiss newspaper reported on Sunday that Acer’s chief executive said his company hopes to clinch the top spot from rival HP next year.

“If the mobile world continues to grow, we will necessarily replace HP as the world’s biggest computer-maker,” CEO Gianfranco Lanci told the SonntagsZeitung in an interview.

He said the group would sell over a million smartphones this year.

The Taiwanese-based company entered the smartphone market last year with the hopes of reaching 6 to 7 percent market share in three to five years.

So far, the company has seen little success, but handset vendors are closely watching PC vendors’ move into their marketplace.

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